The IAM took pause last week to remember and honor the thousands of workers killed, injured or sickened on the job each year at a Workers’ Memorial Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.
Watch the full Workers Memorial Day Ceremony, held at the Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland on April 28, 2017, remembering the IAMAW’s fallen workers. This is the entire ceremony from start to finish. Machinists Union members, their families and friends traveled from all over to attend this annual event.
The hundreds of bricks surrounding the IAM Workers’ Memorial at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center, each inscribed with a name and a date, are poignant reminders of how lethal going to work can be. A new IAM video, “The Way We Came to Work,” provides vivid and personal accounts from members who lost spouses
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Division levied fines against furniture-maker Swedwood in Danville, VA, for numerous unsafe conditions and for improper record keeping. Confirming an IAM report released in July, Virginia OSHA found that at least eight additional workers were injured during the first half of 2010, which was double the accident incidence rate